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Tribe asks Supreme Court for recognition
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2002

The Supreme Court is set to decide whether to accept a case that could recognize the Miami Nation of Indiana.

The tribe was turned down for recognition by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. An appeals court last June ruled that the tribe ceased to exist after World War II.

Get the Story:
Pride, sense of justice fuel fight for recognition (The Indianpolis Star 2/15)

Get the Decision:
MIAMI NATION INDIANS OF INDIANA, INC. v. US DEP'T OF THE INTERIOR, No 00-3465 (7th Cir. June 15, 2001)

Relevant Links:
Branch of Acknowledgment and Research - http://www.doi.gov/bia/ack_res.html
Native American Rights Fund - http://www.narf.org

Related Stories:
Tribe loses recognition appeal (6/18)
McCaleb endorses BIA on recognition (6/14)
BIA has small goal for big problem (5/22)
Federal recognition battles continue (5/10)
Federal recognition update (2/26)
Campbell criticized for radio talk (2/8)
Recognition reforms might not have an effect (2/7)
Dodd calls for recognition reform (2/6)

Blasts from the Past - Indianz.Com Recognition Classics:
Recognition findings a departure (8/16)
Decisions put Gover in the middle (08/16)
Gover wants BIA out of nastiness (05/25)
Town: Gover a 'mockery' (5/25)

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